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Successful self-regulation: how NASC bridges a gap and elevates the standard for quality in dog and cat supplements
How a group of industry stakeholders joined forces to establish quality standards and secure the future of animal health supplements. Millions of people give animal health and nutritional supplements to their dogs and cats. Sometimes it’s to address a specific concern, to proactively support good health, or provide targeted nutritional benefits. No matter the reason, supplements can be an important part of your...
How to ensure feline patients stay healthy as they age
Maintaining the health of your feline patients when they reach their golden years involves engaging owners in their cats’ care before they become seniors. Cats are a growing yet overlooked sector of the pet population. For decades, veterinary medicine has treated cats like small dogs. Much cat behavior is misinterpreted and misunderstood by society and animal professionals alike. These...
Six ways veterinarians can put their websites to work
Your website is the central hub of your veterinary practice’s marketing efforts. All roads generally lead back to it. Use these tips to create a website that works hard for your practice. It goes without saying that your veterinary practice needs a website. As Bill Gates says, “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will...
A new framework for chronic GI disease in dogs and cats
Chronic enteropathy (CE) is the term now used to describe long-term GI disease that lacks a specific diagnosis in canine and feline patients. Gastrointestinal complaints are common in clinical practice, with acute patients typically resolving with symptomatic and supportive treatment. However, a small subset (1% to 3% of the total caseload) have relapsing or chronic signs in the absence of...
How to support the RPTs to maximize kidney health in dogs and cats
A look at the role of the RPTs in kidney health, and how the right supplement can help support optimal function of this vital organ in your animal patients. The most delicate parts of an animal’s kidneys are the Renal Proximal Tubules (RPTs). The RPTs clean the blood – that is, they sort through smaller molecules in the blood, reabsorbing...
Women veterinarians earn $100K less than men annually
According to new findings from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, women veterinarians make substantially less money than their male counterparts. Women veterinarians make less than men in the same positions, new research from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has found ­– with an annual difference of around $100,000 among the top quarter of earners. The disparity predominantly affects recent...
Answering frequently asked questions about CBD for dogs and cats
These days, pet parents have a lot of questions about CBD for their pets. These FAQs will help you provide the answers they’re seeking.  Educating your clients on the ins and outs of CBD for pets is likely to become a big part of your job in the upcoming years – if it hasn’t already. Pet parents are curious about...
Managing hyperkeratosis in canine patients
Identifying the cause of hyperkeratosis in your canine patients is a key step in choosing the right course of treatment, yet a topical approach is always recommended. The fibrous protein keratin is the main component of skin, hair, feathers, horns, claws and beaks in most animals. Hyperkeratosis is a skin condition in which keratin is overproduced causing an increase in...
Helping pet parents through the recovery process
When a patient is healing from injury, there are a several ways to support them and their caregiver through the recovery process. Dogs and cats can get hurt anytime, anywhere. But often when accidents happen, clients become overwhelmed with the idea of helping their pet heal. Not only is the injury itself stressful – so is learning how to...
Rethinking the role of metronidazole in veterinary medicine
This article discusses the appropriate and inappropriate uses of metronidazole, highlights current research that contradicts our older assumptions, and prompts some questioning to determine if this drug is an ideal choice. When your patients have diarrhea, a course of metronidazole (Flagyl) might be the appropriate treatment. However, this antibiotic has become a knee-jerk response to cases of diarrhea based on...